Summer is all about less make-up and more showing off that soft bright skin. Roses not only have beautiful natural aroma but they have amazing properties of balancing, refreshing and brightening the skin. Roses have been used in skincare since ancient times and till date they are loved and used by skincare enthusiasts.
This post features some of my favourite skin and body care products that have rose as a key ingredient and work wonders for the skin.
Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Oil combines the gentleness of an oil with micellar effectiveness to remove all traces of make-up from sensitive skin, including long-wearing and waterproof make-up. The secret of this silky oil, designed to remove make-up from sensitive skin, is its exclusive combination of organic Safflower oil and Rose Oil Extract, with innovative inverse Micelles. The gentle cleanser dissolves all impurities that have accumulated on the skin over the course of the day (long-wearing or waterproof make-up, residue of UV sunscreens, particles of pollution, etc.) without drying the skin.
Pixi Beauty’s Rose range is no less than the best selling Glow range specially the Glow tonic. Rose Cream Cleanser is surprisingly not only hydrating but detoxifying too. The lusciously creamy formula nourishes the skin as it cleanses, and features mineral-rich mud to detoxify, rose, chamomile and aloe vera to soothe and avocado to condition. This cleanser harnesses the power of nature to give a radiant, refreshed result – suitable for all skin types, including those that are sensitive.
Pixi Rose Tonic – From ancient days, skincare enthusiasts have been using rose water as the only tonic for the skin. It is a multi-tasking toner that helps to tone, balance pH, minimise redness and calm skin down. Infused with rose and elderflower, this clever formula normalises hydration levels to refresh skin and leave it at its radiant best, while also replenishing and refreshing by gently removing any impurities.
Pixi Rose Ceramide cream – For those with dry and dehydrated skin, this intensive moisturiser infused with Rose Flower Oil is a perfect treat. Melting quickly into skin, the rich cream delivers instant and lasting hydration to improve elasticity and create a softer, more supple skin texture. A powerful blend of antioxidants and probiotics help to protect against the damaging and ageing effect of environmental aggressors. Expect a smooth, bright and revitalised finish.
Chantecaille Rose de Mai Cream – While we are talking all about Rose infused skincare, how can I not include one of my favourite brands, Chantecaille! This gel cream features Rose de Mai Essence that is extracted from one of the world’s rarest roses infuses the formula with a uniquely delicate and uplifting aroma. An intelligent formula infused with botanicals that moisturize and cocoon the skin leaving it looking smoother and more radiant looking. Rich in plant stem cell extracts that moisturize to help neutralize accumulated photodamage and soothe skin softening the look of redness. The cream is an absolute treat to the skin!
Another gorgeous product is Rose de Mai Face Oil – The supercharged formula pairs a luxurious, nourishing texture with the visible de-aging properties of Chantecaille’s iconic Rose de Mai. This 100% natural elixir is infused with powerful botanicals that lessen the appearance of fine lines while promoting a brighter looking complexion. Boosted by a rich bouquet of roses: RoseHip, Evening Primrose, Rose Damascena, and Rose Geranium it delivers immediate nourishment in just a few drops. This oil contains 100% natural ingredients.
Talking of Oils, Chantecaille also offers a body oil in this range called Rose de Mai Body Oil. This luxurious body oil blends a bouquet of roses and Rose de Mai extract with replenishing, moisturizing oils like Tamanu, Andiroba, Moringa, and Borage Seed. The ultimate in body care, it leaves skin looking smooth, silky, and utterly touchable. The oil is 100% natural.
If you know me for a while, you would know how much I adore Lola’s apothecary products specially their body oils. I carry the travel size ones in my bag at all times and use the body massaging oils on regular basis as well. Their body oils spark joy for me and I can not recommend them enough. I have been using these for about 3 years now and trust me the oils are incredible! While we are still at Rose de Mai’s topic, the Divine Grace Regenerative Body & Massage Oil is a good one to try! This is a luminous golden elixir of potent botanical essences that brings your body deep healing and radiance. This apothecary brand artfully hand blends rosehip CO2, Moroccan argan oil and vitamin E to transform dull, dry skin, erase stretch marks, and smooth over signs of ageing. You can use this multi-tasker all over your beautiful face, body, hair and nails.
Another gorgeous rose offering from the brand is the Delicate Romance Balancing Body Massage Oil. It’s a sumptuously feminine scent that opens with citrus top notes of sweet orange and lemon, leading to a blooming heart of rose and geranium, to be warmly embraced by vanilla, patchouli and sandalwood in the base notes. Again the oil transforms dull and dry skin and smooths signs of ageing. All their oils are 100% natural and are composed of finest pure essential oils. Alert – You’ll be addicted to this beautiful apothecary brand!
KORRES Natural Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening and Nourishing Face Oil – This is an ultra-concentrated facial oil infused with real Rose Petals to help deeply nourish and brighten the skin while promoting a more even tone. The oil doesn’t smell citrus-y like most vitamin C products but has more of Rose petal smell in my opinion. Consistency is very thin and feels lightweight on skin. The oil sinks into the skin easily and
KORRES’ Natural Wild Rose Vitamin C Day Cream for Normal to Combination Skin – This is a high-performance water cream that imparts 24-hour hydration, brightens and plumps the appearance of wrinkles for restored youthfulness. Powered by star ingredient Wild Rose oil combined with pure Super Vitamin C, Turmeric extract and Hyaluronic Acid, the comforting moisturiser helps to even out skin tone and reduce the look of expression lines, revealing a smoother and more luminous complexion. I am liking this cream for summer/warm weather but might have to switch to the rich version (meant for dry skin) for most of the year. This one is fast absorbing and deeply hydrating. This can be used under makeup too.
KORRES wild rose Brightening, first wrinkles & dark circles eye cream – This is a velvety formula designed to hydrate and brighten while minimising the appearance of first wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. Known for its unrivalled brightening properties due to high vitamin C content, wild rose is employed in this collection to give lacklustre skin a visible boost. This sumptuous eye cream delivers 24-hour nourishing hydration thanks to a blend of wild rose oil, Super Vitamin C and rhodiolia rosea extract. Signs of premature ageing are diminished and prevented, leaving the delicate skin around the eyes bright, radiant and youthful.
Sanoflore Rosa angelica morning rehydrating concentrate serum -This serum is a skin’s thirst quencher. Dehydration, stress, and pollution alter the freshness of the complexion throughout the day. Sanoflore’s Certified Organic morning concentrate serum is extremely rich in Rosa Damascena hydrosol (35%), ensuring deep, lasting hydration and plump, fresh, radiant skin. Its gentle, ultra-fresh texture is scented with a 100% natural fragrance featuring accents of magnolia and peach to magnify the feeling of refreshment. Luminosity and energy are restored to the skin.
Sanoflore Rosa Angelica Light dewy morning moisturiser – If you tend to avoid heavy, rich textures and prefer your skincare light then you need to try this. It sinks in straight away, doesn’t leave a greasy residue behind and the rose and olive leaf extracts leave skin hydrated, plump and dewy.This moisturiser refreshes and plumps the skin, leaving a matte finish. The power of organic Rosa Damascena hydrosol – with its soothing, antioxidant properties and its action on complexion radiance and freshness – is combined with Olive Leaf Extract, which helps the skin cells to protect themselves from the damage caused by oxidative stress. Its 100% natural fragrance of freshly cut grass with accents of magnolia and peach intensify its refreshing sensation.
Sanoflore Rosa Angelica 48-Hour Rehydrating and Regenerating Night Balm is a moisturizing balm specially formulated for the sensitive skins. This balm contains an unique association of Totum of Rosa Damscena with Hyaluronic Acid of natural origin and with moisturizing properties. Find this association infused in the heart of an active balm texture of night dew. Its jelly-texture is absorbed at its application. As a dew caress, fresh and enveloping, it liberates thus in your skin a deep re-hydration for two days of complete comfort.
Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising cream mask can be used as a quick 10-minute booster or an intensive overnight treatment, this rich and creamy facial mask deeply hydrates and replenishes the skin with Rose Hip Oil and Shea Butter. Potent botanical oils address visible signs of dehydration and premature aging, and improve the skin’s overall texture. The mask is an absolute treat for dry and dehydrated skin.
Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil is a non-greasy, wonderfully light moisturising face oil that will soften, protect and nurture your skin. With beautiful chamomile, calendula, marshmallow and rose essences, your skin will thank you for the treat. This oil soothes and balances skin with the help of avocado, macadamia and rose hip which guards it against moisture loss, improve skin elasticity and leave it feeling smooth and supple. This oil also works really well when I have a skin rash or after a hair removal process. This is my safe go-to oil when I do not know what skincare to choose for the day, I choose this one as it works wonders every time.
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist is quite popular in the toner category. Rosewater has an uplifting scent and instantly hydrating effect on the skin. It’s bursting with extracts of organically grown Rosa Gallica flower, which is known to hydrate and soften the complexion. This mist may be used after cleansing or throughout the day to immediately tone and refresh skin on the face and décolletage. I love the uplifting yet calming rose water aroma and it balances the skin’s pH level too.
Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil is packed with the nourishing and healing benefits of organic Rosehip Fruit and Seed oil. The deeply conditioning formula helps to restore balance and improve the appearance of sensitive skin. Rich in Omegas to help regenerate without irritation, the luxurious, deep orange oil is packed with more benefits than cold-pressed Rosehip Seed oil; it delivers skin healing properties and protective antioxidants to defend against damaging environmental aggressors. Infusing skin with nutrients, the oil fuels essential overnight regeneration, and intensely nourishes skin, improving the appearance of firmness and elasticity whilst promoting a more even tone. The highly concentrated blend will also contribute to the improvement of dryness, blemishes, dull skin, fine lines and scarring.
Until next time, Ashh xo